If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber then you'll want to know all about the free PlayStation Plus games and discounts for October 2019 – and we've got the details you need right here.
We've also listed the PlayStation Plus games from previous months too.
For those of you who've just signed up and are completely new to the perks of being a PlayStation Plus subscriber, each month, you’re given a range of free games for the PS4 console (PS3 and PS Vita games have unfortunately been dropped).
This gives you a great way to try PlayStation games you might not otherwise have played, whether they're indie titles that slipped under your radar, or titles that were too expensive to buy. With the PS5 likely coming in a year's time, too, it looks like Sony is dropping some of the best titles seen on the current generation of hardware.
Remember PlayStation Plus games are only available for one month – so grab them while you can.
PlayStation Plus games: October 2019
The Last of Us Remastered
It couldn't be a better time to drop The Last of Us Remastered through PS Plus, with the highly anticipated sequel to the dramatic zombie game, The Last of Us Part 2, coming in February 2020 – but with masterful storytelling and truly gripping emotional stakes, the original game is very much worth visiting alone.
The remastered version updates the PS3 game with enhanced graphics, and includes the Left Behind DLC that delves into Ellie's life before the start of main story.
MLB The Show 19
If you're keener on swinging baseball bats into actual baseballs – rather than, you know, skulls of the undead – MLB The Show 19 is the sports simulator you need. Players who try out the game in October will get some free in-game content, to boot, while legendary player Ted Williams is also being added to the game this month.
Both games are available until November 4.
PlayStation Plus games: September 2019
Batman: Arkham Knight
It's time to suit up as the caped crusader. Rocksteady's Arkham Knight is leading this month's PS Plus offering, and it's one that you'll definitely not want to miss.
The fourth main instalment in the Arkham game series, Arkham Knight sees you going toe-to-toe with some of DC's most infamous villains including Scarecrow, Joker and Deathstroke. It's worth picking up just for the sheer enjoyment of skidding around Arkham in the Batmobile – you know, if you're not in the 'saving the world' thing.
Another dark offering from PS Plus this month, Darksiders 3 is a hack and slash action-adventure from Gunfire Games. If you like Metroidvania games then this is definitely one for you but don't expect an easy ride.
PlayStation Plus games: August 2019
WipEout Omega Collection
If you feel the need for insane speed, this iconic PlayStation racing franchise will have you zooming around futuristic tracks and chasing gold medals like nobody's business. WipEout Omega Collection offers WipEout 2048, WipEout HD and the HD Fury expansion in a single package, allowing you to flip between titles and compete in a variety of events with a pulse-pounding soundtrack of EDM bangers to keep you going.
Sniper Elite 4
An intense WWII shooter with a twist, Sniper Elite 4 has you guarding the Italian peninsula from Axis forces with your trusty rifle, along with a variety of traps and explosives. Explore a large open world in order to get the best shot on your enemy, and team up with a friend in the game's addictive co-operative mode. That's an order, soldier!
PlayStation Plus games: July 2019
Detroit: Become Human
Quantum Dream has a reputation for narrative-heavy games with weighty choices, and Detroit: Become Human is no less ambitious than you'd expect. Following three separate character paths in a world with an underclass of androids, it's a game that makes big statements about power, autonomy, and the civil rights movement.
Even if Detroit can't always carry the weight of these themes, there's a lot at work here – and, for some, getting to experience more of David Cage's work will be enough.
Horizon Chase Turbo
If you grew up on the fast-paced, 'one-more-go' arcade racers of the '80s and '90s, chances are you're going to love Horizon Chase Turbo. Modelled on classic racers like Outrun, Top Gear and Rush, Horizon Chase Turbo aims to send a nitrous burst of nostalgia right into the hearts of every kid who ever spent their afternoons pumping coins into arcade machines and an effort to chase that all-important 'high score'.
PlayStation Plus games: June 2019
Borderlands: The Handsome Jack Collection
With Borderlands 3 right around the corner, there's no better time to jump back into the franchise with Borderalnds: The Handsome Jack Collection. It's a compilation of two games – The Presequel and Borderlands 2 – and sets the stage for the third entry in the series that's coming later this year.
On top of both base games, you'll get all the DLC released for Borderlands 2, plus exclusive skins and challenge arenas for The Presequel.
Considering it's absolutely free right now, it's a darn good deal.
For years, all gamers wanted was a basic remake of the original Sonic The Hedgehog games. They didn't want fancy graphics, or boatloads of new characters, just the game they grew up with on modern consoles. Sonic Mania is the direct result of fans' desires.
That said, Sonic Mania is really both a compilation of original levels and a spiritual successor to the Sega Genesis games – you'll play as either Sonic, Tails or Knuckles and cruise through levels at high velocity. At the end of zones, you'll take on Dr. Robotnik in one of his mechanical monstrosities, and do your best to clear bonus stages in between missions.
If you need a giant fix of nostalgia, Sonic Mania can dish it out in spades.
PlayStation Plus games: May 2019
Overcooked is undoubtedly one of the best couch co-op party games to come out in the past few years.
One to four players control cooks in a kitchen, delegating responsibilities as they try to cook and serve increasingly complex orders in a variety of bizarre restaurants.
It’s quintessential co-op, though as the pace and stress ratchets up, you begin to understand how Gordon Ramsey came to rely on such a profanity-filled vocabulary to get things functioning in the kitchen.
The beauty of Overcooked is that it leaves all organisation to the players; who’s frying the steaks? Who’s chopping the veg? Why is the onion soup on fire?!? Who the HELL is doing the washing up because we’ve run out of plates to serve food on?
If you can't handle the heat then get out of the kitchen – or burn it to the ground in this case.
What Remains of Edith Finch
It's hard to describe What Remains of Edith Finch without spoiling it. It's one of those games that needs to be experienced first-hand, and luckily Sony is letting you for free.
The narrative driven title sees you investigating the family home of the Finch's in an effort to work out why you're the last one left and what happened to the other members of the family. It's peculiar and wonderful, and arguably one of the best games to come out in 2017.
PlayStation Plus Games: April 2019
Take a sprinkling of Schwarzenegger, a dash of Minecraft and a helping of Ark: Survival Evolved, and you'll end up with something like Conan Exiles. A persistent online multiplayer game, you'll be cast into the brutal realm of the world's most famous barbarian with no belongings (literally nothing – not even a loincloth to hide your modesty) and tasked to simply survive and thrive. It launched to a bit of a mixed response, but has since built a bit of a cult following – in no small part, no doubt, due to the fact that it's the only game with a penis size slider as part of its create-a-character set up…
Imagine Dark Souls in space, and that's what you've got with The Surge. It's a bit of a corridor slog, squandering its initial mysterious promise, but its combat is meaty and well presented. If you can't face Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but still want something akin to a SoulsBorne fix, The Surge will plug that gap.
PlayStation Plus games: March 2019
(Note that March 2019 was the first month that Sony stopped offering PS3 and PS Vita games in addition to PS4 titles. Boo!)
If RPGs are more your thing, then Portal Knight may be for you. The action role-playing 3D sandbox sees you on a quest to become a Portal Knight and to stop the world being torn apart by the Fracture and the evil Hollow King.
Harmonix's Amplitude offers fast-paced, musical action as you control a beat-blasting ship making sweet music by shooting at notes. With songs from Blink-182, Slipknot and Pink, Amplitude is a bizarre rhythm game in the vein of Guitar Hero.
An entirely new kind of off-road racing game, Onrush isn't about coming first – it's about causing as much damage on the track as possible! From the makers of MotorStorm, features all the huge stunts and crazy crashes you could ever dream of.
Frictional Games hit it big with Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and its follow-up, SOMA, is another nail-biting chiller in the same vein. You wake up in a dilapidated industrial facility with a head injury, and only you can figure out why you're there and who is after you!
This action-adventure platform game is a deeply personal work from creator Joakim Sandberg, who spent seven years making this tale of a mechanic who wants to use her wrench to fix the world around her.
An award-winning masterpiece, Papers, Please has you play an immigration inspector in the communist state of Arstotzka, whose job it is to approve and deny entry to people. The trick is in figuring out which people are smugglers, spies, and terrorists.
Sega's remake of the first Yakuza game sees you taking on the role of former yakuza lieutenant Kazuma Kiryu, who spent 10 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. On his release, he realizes that his city has changed massively and quickly becomes caught in the middle of a faction war. With plenty of kooky characters and action, Yakuza Kiwami is a one not to miss.
In cult-classic shooter Bulletstorm, you step into the boots of exiled assassin Grayson Hunt. After a crash landing on an abandoned resort planet, Hunt must decide whether to take his opportunity for revenge or get his team off the planet alive.
This folktale adventure falls somewhere between a graphic novel and a classic point-and-click game. With beautiful visuals and haunting soundtrack, Burly Men at Sea is one for those wanting to turn off for a few hours.
Just in time for Halloween, Friday the 13th sees you playing as either Jason Voorhees (hunting down unsuspecting counsellors) or as a teen counsellor desperate to escape from his clutches alongside up to six others. If you're feeling brave enough, you might even team up to take him down.
Indie multiplayer Laser League will provide you with hours of competitive fun with a premise that's pretty easy to pick up. The light-speed future sport sees you competing ,in teams of two or three, to outlast your opponents by setting up moving lasers in an arena. It sounds pretty simple but provides hours of entertainment.
Haunting first person sci-fi adventure horror Master Reboot sees you exploring a range of unique environments while solving puzzles. Master Reboot is definitely one to try for sheer uniqueness alone, with an atmospheric soundtrack, distinctive art style and psychological twist.
Rocketbirds 2 is a plucky side-scrolling shooter adventure which sees you stepping into the shoes of a secret agent, who just so happens to also be a chicken, determined to take down evil penguins. Yep…
Cyberpunk adventure 2064 Read Only Memories is a classic adventure game where you take on the role of a struggling journalist who meets the world's first sapient machine, a ROM (Relationship and Organizational Manager) named Turing. Together they set off to uncover the city's deepest secrets.
PlayStation Plus games: September 2018
Destiny 2 – PS4
Just in time for its upcoming Forsaken expansion, Destiny 2 is now free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Get some co-op buddies together and join in the planet-hopping fight against the Cabal warlord Dominus Ghaul and the Red Legion in an effort to reclaim your home.
The closing chapter of the original God of War trilogy, God of War III is about as epic as games come. In this PS4 remastered edition of the PS3 classic, the ex-Spartan warrior Kratos is closer than ever to exacting his vengeance against Zeus for the deaths of his wife and daughter.
A beautifully remastered version of one the greatest adventure platformers of all time, Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition sees a young man transported to… you guessed it… another world, only to find himself in the middle of a slave uprising. Featuring stunning rotoscoped animation and timeless puzzles, Another World is a must-play title.
Devolver Digital's side-scrolling brawler Foul Play is set on a grand theatrical stage, where you must hunt daemons as Baron Dashforth, who performs bone-crunching takedowns in an effort to please his audience.
The third instalment of 2K's epic Mafia saga , Mafia III sees the gaming action moving to 1960s New Bordeaux – a re-imagined version of New Orleans. Returning Vietnam vet Lincoln Clay finds himself building a crime empire and trying to find his place in a very different world.
Plenty of fun here for gore-hounds: Dead by Daylight pits horror movie icons Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface and others against each other in an asymmetric multiplayer arena deathmatch for the ages. Choose to play as the killer, on the search for victims to sacrifice, or play as a survivor, working with others to outsmart the killer and escape. Definitely one to get your heart pounding.
The terror just keeps coming and doesn't let up with Here They Lie, a psychological horror game for PlayStation VR that sees you travel through an otherworldly realm filled with creatures and strange environments. It's good to see VR titles getting an airing on PlayStation Plus.
In this solid RPG, you play a possessed mercenary who must take on the dreaded Ice Lords and their Dead-Army in an effort to reclaim your humanity. Every choice matters, so choose your abilities and skills wisely if you want to progress.
A throwback to the glory days of first person shooters, Serious Sam 3 is all about crazy characters, silly action, and making things explode with the biggest guns you can find. Hugely enjoyable, in our book.
If you've been following the video game release cycle, you might've seen a game called Detroit: Become Human hit store shelves last month. Heady and complex, Detroit borrows heavily from Heavy Rain, the 2010 game designed by Quantic Dream and developer David Cage. If you like branching story path, great writing and slow-but-steady gameplay, Heavy Rain is perfect, and it was available for free on PlayStation Plus in July.
Hear us out on this, Absolver is a fighting game MMO with PvE and PvP areas. The way it works is that you construct a fighter with light RPG elements and bring them online to fight against other gamer's brawlers. There's not a super deep plotline here, but if you've always wanted an open-world brawler, Absolver fits the bill.
While 2D Rayman has been racking up the accolades these past few years, the amelic hero got his first big break in the land of 3D graphics. Rayman 3 HD is a remastering of the PlayStation 2 adventure that pits the eponymous hero against André, an evil black lum, whose aim is to take over the world with his army of "Hoodlum" soldiers. Silly puns aside, it showed up on PlayStation Plus in JUly.
Deception IV is one of those games you can't believe wasn't a free title earlier in its life. The basic goal here is to lure enemies into increasingly grotesque and wacky traps in an attempt to clear missions. We probably wouldn't waste the hard drive space with this one, but hey man, it's your console.
If you've always felt that the solar system had too many planets, Space Overlords might be the gateway to galactic destruction you've always dreamed of. Allowing you to create and destroy worlds using giant robots, Space Overlords is like a 3D, space-centric version of Rampage.
You know those really popular escape rooms that seem to be popping up all over the place? Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma brings all the fun of those into the digital world with a puzzle-solving adventure but blended with the world of SAW. So like, basically just SAW. It's pretty fan-service heavy like Deception IV so take that into account before you download it.
If you've managed to miss out on the critical hit that is XCOM 2, June was your chance to get it completely free on PlayStation Plus. With its tactical turn-based strategy gameplay set 20 years after humanity has lost a war against alien invaders, it's sure to keep you invested for a long time to come.
Looking for something a little more fast paced? Then try Trials Fusion, the platform racing game. You can play solo, with friends or race against other players from around the world. And when you're done with the official game courses, you can even explore the custom ones to keep things fresh.
Cars, zombies, explosions, combat – it doesn't get much more wild or bloody than this. You can choose to play through the game's narrative campaign or simply try to survive in its appropriately named 'slaughter mode'.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – PS3 – usually £7.99/ $19.99
At this point we think it's likely you know what you're getting with a Tom Clancy game. One of the more futuristic offerings in the Ghost Recon lineup, this military shooter will take you to dangerous locations all around the world.
This colorful action platformer is a perfect fit for the Vita (a device which PlayStation Plus no longer supports). Its multiplayer gameplay will have you take charge of one of eight ninjas and pit you against others either online or locally.
May was a big month for David Cage and colon fans, with his new game Detroit: Become Human due for release on May 25 and Beyond: Two Souls on PS Plus for the entire month. Beyond: Two Souls is an emotional narrative game driven by player decisions and stars Academy Award nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.
Who doesn't love a bit of Rayman? Rayman Legends will take you back to the Glade of Dreams to save it from slew of terrifying creatures. Join forces with Rayman's friends to save their home. This game can be played solo as well as co-op with three of your friends.
Ever wanted to live you own comic book adventure? Here's your chance. Eat Them! puts you in the smeared lab coat of a mad scientist and lets you create and control your very own giant monsters. Customize your monsters with weapons and powers and rampage through the streets to wreak havoc and get your revenge.
This is an aptly named game which stars a king swinging a boulder back and forth with his tongue. It's up to you to decide when he releases it. All you have to do is make sure you time it right to destroy as many things as possible.